Ever noticed that designers usually don’t buy matching sets of three coffee tables?
One of the comments I heard a lot when we toured showrooms at High Point at Market (by the salesperson giving us the tour) last Fall was “This is all too much together of course, but individually, just fabulous”.
The worst is when the big box ‘Get a free TV with your sofa’ stores sell all three together and you can’t even split them up? That is doing no one any favours. The consumer who doesn’t know anything about design, thinks that’s just what you should do?
If you have had a living or family room without coffee or end tables just a little too long, here’s some coordinated sets for some inspiration.
A room simply doesn’t look finished without the right coffee and end tables.
This first inspiration picture features two coffee tables! Sometimes if you have a large room, that’s what it takes!
If your living room is where you watch television as well, an ottoman (above and below) is always a great idea instead of a hard coffee table. You can always perch a tray for drinks on the ottoman.
When coordinating tables, one good rule of thumb is to repeat the same wood colour twice. Or it doesn’t necessarily have to be repeated in end tables. The coffee table in this room I designed is not repeated in the tables but the same colour is in the sisal area rug and the mirror above the console table.
Make sure you keep the shapes different enough so they go together. For example, for this living room (above) I would not have also included the angled table from the photo right before this one.
The rustic side table here adds textural interest but isn’t paired with any other tables that would clash as well. Notice the colour of the Rustic side table has been repeated in the table lamps.
A stump will go anywhere, so snap one up for an side table that you can sit on as well. I love the dramatic mirrors in between the french doors in this photo instead of drapery!
Hope this has inspired you to get your room finished! Then, don’t forget lamps! No one ever has enough. I’ve never been in an interior that had too many lamps so that’s saying something!
Have a great week my lovelies! xoxo Maria
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